Archy Marshall has remained humble in regards to praise he received from Beyonce while opening up on the current success of his musical success with King Krule.
Marshall’s ability to remain somewhat of an underground cult hero has culminated in a strong and dedicated following. Currently touring his well received new record The Ooz, Krule has had chance to reflect on the success of fearless rise from Peckham; “I love playing music,” he tells the Rolling Stone – and it’s easy to believe him.
In 2013, following the release of 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, his debut record as King Krule, Marshall was invited to work with Kanye West before seemingly declining the invitation, stating his desire to pile unwanted pressure on his soulful shoulders. The aforementioned debut album contained hit single ‘Easy Easy’, a track that would interest Beyonce who praised the Londoner – a move that had little effect on this unshakable force: “I’m not going to lie to you,” Marshall continued to say. “I don’t think Beyoncé ever contacted me personally or ever complimented me from her own brain. I think it was something her social media team did. I haven’t met her. She hasn’t gone out to a gig. So how true is this shit?”
“I was always in my own world, creating,” he added when reflecting on his success as a teenager before explaining: “[success] empowered me. I was like, ‘Yeah, I always knew I was a genius. Now people know.’ ”